Welcome to Nashville, Nantahala!

Bryson City, NC is a quaint little mountain town nestled on the edge of Great Smoky Mountain National Park. June and I have been fans for years and visit frequently. We first happened on the town while celebrating our anniversary. Bryson City is a main stop on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, a historic line … Read more

Founders Brewing Azacca IPA

We don’t pass on a lot of press releases, but this one is exciting. Founders is doing some good things these days. Lots of tasty beer coming out of Grand Rapids. December 1, 2015) – Founders Brewing Co. has announced today that it will introduce Azacca IPA, an IPA using just one, relatively new, experimental … Read more

Screw pumpkins. It’s breakfast time.

We love fall. It’s a season of change and natural beauty. June and I even got married in October, our favorite month. The cool days of fall bring a reprieve from the hot summer and make us want something heartier in our mug. We’re seasonal beer lovers and have been on a Pilsner kick to … Read more

Welcome to Tennessee, Devils Backbone!

I am no road warrior. I rarely travel for work but enjoy it when I do. The best part of business travel is getting to taste local beers wherever I go. Two years ago I had to visit a client in Beckley, WV, a city better known for its exhibition coal mine than craft beer. … Read more

And Now for Something Completely Different

Recently, Highland Brewing Company, Asheville’s oldest brewery, launched a new beer line called the Warrior Series. Highland describes it as, “Calling on the brave legends of the Scottish Highlanders as a guide…. High gravity, with bold aromas and flavors, styles will vary widely and will be released four times per year in limited quantities.” The … Read more